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More guests for Destination Star Trek London

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Be there or be square-foreheaded (unlike Worf)...

More guests for Destination Star Trek London

A few Stardates ago (a few weeks ago in Earth terms) we reported on the stellar guest list of Destination Star Trek London, the first official Star Trek event to be held in the UK in over a decade, which beams down to the ExCeL centre in London, England this weekend, 19th to 21st October 2012. Featuring what can only be described as a once in a lifetime opportunity to see all five of the franchise’s iconic Captains in one location - that’s William Shatner (The Original Series' Captain James T. Kirk), Sir Patrick Stewart (TNG's Captain Jean-Luc Picard), Avery Brooks (Deep Space Nine's Captain Benjamin Sisko), Kate Mulgrew (Voyager's Captain Kathryn Janeway) and Scott Bakula (Enterprise's Captain Jonathan Archer) to those of you who have been stuck on a holodeck for the past few decades - organisers Media 10 and Showmasters Ltd have decided that while a quintet of stars is undeniably awesome, they can go not one, but two better.

Stepping onto the bridge alongside the aforementioned famous five are Sean Kenney, who played the crippled version of original Enterprise head honcho Captain Christopher Pike in Original Series episode The Menagerie, and Tricia O’Neil who as Captain Rachel Garrett holds the distinction of being the first female Captain of an Enterprise series starship (the NCC-1701-C, fact fans), as revealed in the acclaimed Next Generation episode Yesterday’s Enterprise.

Destination Star Trek London - Be there or be square-foreheaded (unlike Worf)It’s not only Captains who are swelling the intergalactic guest list, though. Next Gen and DS9 fans will be merry men (and women) indeed to learn that Worf himself will be in attendance disguised as the Earth actor Michael Dorn, and the Alpha Quadrant’s favourite tinker, tailor, soldier and spy Elim Garak, played by Andrew Robinson, will be spinning a few yarns. They are joined by revered English actor David Warner (The Omen, Titanic) who played Gorkon, Chancellor of the Klingon High Council in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Carolyn Seymour who appeared in Next Gen episode Face of the Enemy as Romulan Commander Toreth, Marianna Hill (Dr Helen Noel in OST episode Dagger of the Mind), Bobby Clark (the man inside the Gorn in OST’s classic The Arena episode) and former sons of Captains Cirric Lofton (DS9’s Jake Sisko) and Daniel Stewart (Picard’s son in TNG episode The Inner Light and real life offspring of Sir Patrick).

These new arrivals, as well as previously announced guests including TOS's Walter Koenig, TNG's Denise Crosby and Brent Spiner, DS9's Rene Auberjonois and Nana Visitor, Voyager's Martha Hackett, Enterprise's Connor Trinneer and Dominic Keating, John De Lancie (the ever present Q), Mark Alaimo (Cardassian Gul Dukat) and the Borg Queen herself, Alice Krige will be giving talks, signing autographs and posing for photographs.

For fans interested in tales from the engine room, Ira Steven Behr, Brannon Braga and Ronald D. Moore, three of Star Trek’s most influential producers, will be in attendance to talk about their work behind the scenes and to answer questions about the creation of The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager and Enterprise. There will also be replica sets, a Star Trek museum, costumes, stunt demonstrations, and for those attendees with the stamina of a Klingon, there are parties being held on the Friday and Saturday nights, the former a Klingon Monster Ball and the latter a celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation which will feature a performance by DS9's Chase Masterson and her all-star cabaret, which promises to be very special indeed.

Shadowlocked will be boldly be going on deck to report back (providing we don’t drink too much Romulan Ale, of course), and you can join us at the ExCeL centre this weekend by heading over to www.startreklondon.com to book your ticket for what will be the most impressive spectacle this side of the Alpha Quadrant since Quark bought a round of drinks!


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